MMJ Card Starter Guide:
Thanks to telemedicine, getting 420 Evaluations is easier than ever. All you need is a smartphone or laptop and a good internet connection and expert guidance will be at your disposal without you having to leave the safety of your home. In the present state of the pandemic, there couldn’t be a more convenient option than this.
But while getting an MMJ card has become easier, you must be careful with using cannabis as a medication. You can use your card as soon as it arrives. But just to be safe and avoid any complications, here are a few points that you need to remember before using your medical card for the first time.
When you get your MMJ card, you can only use it if you have it with you. Some medical-only dispensaries will let you in or make a purchase only if you have a medical card or recommendation with you.
Even in the case of recreational dispensaries, you will be able to take advantage of special discounts and tax exemptions if you present the card or recommendation during checkout.
If carrying a recommendation all the time is inconvenient for you, apply for a medical card. It is small in size and easily fits your wallet.
Cannabis was an illegal drug for a long time. This is why there were many illegal sellers. But, even with the legalization today, you can always come across an illegal source. Their products offer no assurance of quality and may contain contaminants like silica and sand that makes it look like a good deal but isn’t safe for consumption.
To avoid risking your health, make sure that you always reach out to legal sellers for your cannabis products.
There are several state dispensaries with products that meet the quality standards of the government. So, you can rest assured that your product will be safe to use and of good quality.
Medical cannabis may be legal in the state but its sale and use are still regulated by certain rules. It’s best to learn about these laws to avoid any legal complications. Here are a few rules that you should know.
While recreational cannabis consumers have a possession limit of 1 ounce, for medical patients with an MMJ card, the limit is increased up to 8 ounces. This allows the patients to stock cannabis at once and avoid frequent visits to the dispensaries.
Medical cannabis patients can have up to 2000 mg of THC per packet at a time, unlike recreational patients for whom the limit is set at 1000 mg THC per packet.
Even if you have an MMJ card with you, driving while or after using cannabis is prohibited by law. You will be charged with a DUI or a fine.
That’s because it risks your safety as well as that of others.
Whether you are traveling by car or plane, if you are carrying medical cannabis with you, it should be in a sealed package.
The best way is to travel with cannabis is by keeping it in a sealed transparent bag and away from your reach.
Cannabis may be a medical aid that everyone is looking forward to but it also needs to be used in a manner that doesn’t put your safety at stake.
One thing to remember when using cannabis is that it must be used in particular doses to get the right effects. Otherwise, you may have to deal with the intolerable effects of an overdose.
For example, for people who use cannabis for anxiety, a high dose can further aggravate the condition instead of relieving it.
A cannabis card has a validity period. It varies from one state to another. In California, the validity of an MMJ card is one year from the date of issuance. You need to get it renewed 30 days before the expiry date to continue with your cannabis treatment.
Contact your cannabis doctor or the online clinic you received your card from for a cannabis card renewal.
Now that you have an understanding of the basic points related to cannabis, go ahead and use your MMJ card to make your first cannabis purchase.